HeavenWood wrote: glewz wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:no addendum is better than one with bullshit excuses.
The ones on the table so far are really ridiculous sounding
A lot of schools specifically ask for addendums from applicants who have taken the LSAT multiple times (and/or have had significant jumps in their scores). Should the OP just ignore those instructions? (I'm not asking that flippantly; I only took the test once, so I just skipped over that part of the application).
Haven't seen a school "specifically ask for addendums." Pretty sure they're all optional.
But yes, that's the general rule - multiple LSATs or 6 pt score boost --> addendum. But in OP's case, he got the 17X first; if I were the admissions committee, I would consider the 16X a fluke. If you look at the other scores, they're +/- 3 points of their 17X average.
There really isn't a significant score improvement going on here. OP would just be explaining his multiple LSATs, and it seems pretty clear to me that he just tried many times to get a higher score.